Some 500 former LTTE cadres were taken to the heart of the south, the Matara town yesterday, as part of their post-rehabilitation process. Wearing yellow T-shirts as a symbol of their desire to get back to normal life, they are seen on a parade in the Matara town. They also played and won a cricket match against a team including former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya and Minister Dallas Alahapperuma.
Pic by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk
‘Era’ (Sun) is a boutique hotel that truly stands apart from the rest. Era beach luxury boutique hotel is located on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka, an area famous for its stunning natural beaches.
The Government is going ahead with plans to commence vehicle imports from the Hambantota port from next March despite strong opposition from importers, who made their concerns known at a meeting on Monday with the state.
The day that some odd cricket pundit got the notion of concocting a separate segment of cricket called the 20-overs-a-side in a bid to resuscitate a game they thought was flagging, the graves of the real designers of this human pastime which has grown to more than a game, must have experienced some tremors.
Maliban Biscuits is a product as a secondary commodity in the market-place and we are basically now close upon 50% in terms of volume. Specifically I think this industry is not growing up to our expectation levels, the main reason being - economy does not support its by-products because there are other essential products in the lifestyle.
The 10th anniversary of what to the Americans is only second to the attack on Pearl Harbour during World War II falls today. The parallels are somewhat similar in that the nation was caught napping despite early warning signals, and then its leaders reacted with a sledge-hammer on the perceived perpetrators of the heinous crime inflicted on th
On the A-9 road from Kandy to Jaffna, bullet scarred palmyrah palms that once lined long stretches where intense fighting between government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam had taken place, are no longer to be seen.
A decade ago to this day, Srinath Jinadasa wasn’t particularly surprised to hear that a plane had crashed into the building he worked in. When the North Tower reeled under the impact of the collision, it seemed to stagger upon its very foundations, swaying up to 20 feet back and forth, groaning and convulsing in pain. Its upper floors were vomiting black smoke, flames and debris.
300 years of
history, A Return to
Sri Lanka is a rare
opportunity to see a unique selection of over 150 images drawn from the collections of the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museums, the Natural History Museum, London and the National Museum, Colombo.
Firstly I would like to thank Mr. Kingsley Jayasinghe for giving me the opportunity to speak to all the students today. I am deeply humbled by the invitation to be Chief Guest on this special day of the School Calendar.